Canadians are ready for a debate

On May 11th 2011 ABACUS data released the results of a survey of 1007 Canadians. The participants were asked their views on abortion, the legal protection of human life, public funding of abortion and whether or not they were afraid to have a debate on abortion in Canada.

“Liberal Party supporters were the least interested in discussing the abortion debate with 41% being open to debate. NDP (54% and Conservative (52%) supporters were more willing to debate the issue.” Click here to see the poll.

If Canadians are not afraid of the debate why are our political leaders afraid?


3 Responses to Canadians are ready for a debate

  1. 66Scorpio October 20, 2011 at 5:55 AM #

    The poll is as incoherent as ever. If you ask people when life should be legally protected, at least 59% say before birth. That is almost three-quarters of those who have an opinion. However, when you ask about womens’ choice, the number basically inverts with 70% supporting “choice” and another 17% supporting abortion in extreme circumstances. Let’s just take the 59% and 70% numbers: that means that at least 29% of those polled hold mutually conflicting opinions.

    The responses only make sense if people believe – erroneously – that only first trimester abortions are generally legal. Then the 73% who believe life should only be protected at 3 months, or are unsure of when, closely matches the 70% who appear to otherwise unconditionally support a woman’s right to choose.

    Put another way, 22% are unsure of when human life should be legally protected but only 4% are unsure about a women making her “choice”. So for about 18% of those polled their answers don’t really make sense on their face.

    Did they cross-reference answers? Are the 22% who believe that life should only be protected from birth essentially the same people – 26% – who don’t want to reopen the debate?

    Aside from ignorance of what the law actually is (ie. none) I have talked to several people who disagree with the status quo but fear a sort of slippery slope that if the door is open to put in place any sort of abortion law whatsoever then the next thing you know it will be outlawed completely or we will be back to the 1970s with committees of doctors determining who can have abortions. So they advocate for a position that they don’t sincerely believe in out of a fear that something worse that they don’t believe in will come along.

  2. Garry Sahl November 2, 2011 at 6:27 PM #

    It’s all about ones worldview.

    The life side wants to promote their values of life and love to the culture.

    The only values the death side imposes on the baby come in the form of a knife, a vacuum or scalding chemicals.

    The values of death and violence to get what they want, are thus promoted and imposed on our society.

    The popular media ought to go into the abortion clinics and show the people the pictures of the piles of dead cut up babies, who are the victims of this Culture War.

    Why do you suppose they don’t ?

    The “worldview” of Politically Correct Relativism in government, law, education by decree has made killers of us all, as we all have to pay for this holocaust.

    After the Second World War Ten Nazi leaders were indicted by The Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal for ” encouraging and compelling abortions a crime against humanity.”

    They said they did not do anything wrong, that they did not break the law. Technically they were right as the Nazi Supreme Court passed over 400 laws legalizing their atrocities, but the worldview of Politically Correct Relativism had not as yet permeated our Civilization. As a society we need to have an open debate as to where we want to go from here.


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